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Hail Hal

Hail Hal

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 13th 2018

Opening last weekend in New York and Friday in Los Angeles, the documentary profile Hal is “a most welcome reassessment of one of the most important figures in 1970s Hollywood” (Todd McCarthy, Th

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Oscar Alumni Rolls

Oscar Alumni Rolls

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 8th 2018

The 90th annual bestowal of the Academy Awards® this past Sunday adds a new batch of winners to the rolls of formidable talents, and a hearty historic handful of them are reflected in the Twilight

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Carradine's Two Rail Rides

Carradine's Two Rail Rides

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 8th 2017

David Carradine (1936-2009), who would have turned 81 today, confided in his 1995 autobiography Endless Highway that his casting as union organizer-turned-outlaw Big Bill Shelly in the Roger Corman

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Adapted and Original Glory

Adapted and Original Glory

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 7th 2017

It’s hard to imagine the impact of such movies as East of Eden, The Cobweb, Rebel Without a Cause (all 1955), Hell Is for Heroes (1962), Fantastic Voyage (1966), Ralph Bakshi’s The Lord of the Rin

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Camera Magic Tricks

Camera Magic Tricks

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 5th 2016

Two movies that marked their New York premieres 40 and 25 years ago today respectively are each highly regarded for their outstanding photography as key to the atmospheric and thematic effects thei

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